Tone Loc pleads no contest to assault weapon possession and domestic violence charges
Rapper Tone Loc pleaded no contest on Monday, October 3, to one felony count of possession of an assault weapon and one felony count of domestic violence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Anthony Smith, was immediately sentenced by a Burbank Superior Court judge to one day in county jail, three years of formal probation, 30 days community service and 52 weeks of anger management counseling.
The charges stemmed from the June 18 arrest of the rapper. Tone Loc, who is famous for his raspy voice, was arrested after a reported fight with the mother of his child. It was discovered during the investigation that Smith was in possession of an un-registered Colt AR-15 Sporter. He had previously entered a plea of not guilty in July.Tone Loc reportedly "pleaded open to the court meaning there was no negotiated settlement with the District Attorney's Office," the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office statement said.
The rapper rose to fame in the 1980s with the hits "Funky Cold Medina" and "Wild Thing," the latter of which was featured in the 1989 comedy film "Uncle Buck," which starred John Candy. In 2007, the rapper released a remix of the track, which featured the musical artist Peaches.
Tone Loc has himself also appeared in movies. He played a police officer in the 1994 Jim Carrey movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and voiced a character in the 1992 animated film "FernGully: The Last Rainforest." Tone Loc also also had parts on television shows such as "NewsRadio" and "Yes Dear."
Check out videos of Tone Loc's music video for "Wild Thing" as well as footage of him performing a remix of it with Peaches below.